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Funeral Held For Fallen Lower Burrell Officer

It is a difficult day for a local community and the police force as Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki was laid to rest.


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Community, Police Mourn Loss Of Officer

Community members lined the streets to grieve the loss of Officer Derek Kotecki Monday morning.


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Fallen Lower Burrell Officer Remembered At Candlelight Vigil

It was a sad and moving moment in Lower Burrell Sunday night as the widow and children of a fallen police officer thanked people gathered for a candlelight vigil held in his memory. Officer Derek Kotecki will be laid to rest Monday morning following a funeral mass, but Sunday there was a less formal gathering to honor the slain officer.


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Road Closures Announced For Fallen Officer’s Funeral

The funeral for Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki will be held Monday morning and there will be road closures in the area.


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Mourners Gather As Visitation Begins For Officer Kotecki

It is a solemn weekend in Westmoreland County as family, friends, community members and police officers from across the area are remembering an officer killed in the line of duty.


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Funeral Arrangements, Memorial Fund Announced For Officer Kotecki

The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 17, at Mt. Saint Peter’s Catholic Church at 100 Freeport Road in New Kensington, followed by a burial service at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in Lower Burrell.